IPhone 5 Water Damage Repair

IPhone 5 Water Damage Repair


This is the actual way to repair a water damaged iPhone. Whether you have dropped it into the toilet, alcohol, pool, at the beach or in a puddle or creek this is the way. DO NOT listen to the ‘bag of rice’ trick. This is not a solution. You need to ‘wash’ the logic board. Putting it in a bag of rice or drying it out and turning on your iphone will cause corrosion to progress.

Please note not all water damaged phones can be replaced. From my experience the sooner you jump onto it the more chance you have to recover it. I have restored phones that have been in the beach water for up to a hour and phones that have fell into the toilet.

If you wet your iphone I advise of the following:

1. Turn it off immediately. DO NOT try and turn it back on.
2. Arrange for someone to repair it or repair it yourself. Please note opening your phone can void warranty.
3. Ensure that the person who is repairing it is not ‘drying’ it out.

The required tools as outlined in this video are:

1. iSesamo Seperating Tool
2. Pentalobe Screw Driver
3. Phillips head screw driver
3. Isopropyl Alcohol or Rubbing Alcohol (ideally 70%+)
4. Hairdryer or a fan to dry our the logic board
5. iPhone 5 Screw Chart: http://bit.ly/1mq8JU9

These can be found here:
iPhone Tools: http://amzn.to/1xZQbDk
Isopropyl Alcohol: http://amzn.to/1kUF09J
Screwmat: http://bit.ly/ip5screwmat

It is also very common for the Battery or Power/Lock button to be affected by water damage so please ensure you check these.

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24 thoughts on “IPhone 5 Water Damage Repair

  1. I found a iphone 6 in a puddle it was in a leather case but when I try to
    switch it on a blank greyish screen appears is it fixable?

  2. Hey guys im gonna try this i got a iphone 5 that i bought online knowing it
    was water damaged im going to try it out and let you know if it works

  3. Excellent video, thank you very much, i followed your steps and my iPhone
    works again. Thank u very much

  4. Wow Awesome ! I Just fixed a phone that i dropped in the toilet 6 months
    ago and applied this and its working good!… so far.

  5. My phone was dropped in pool water I turned it off and left it for 24h in
    rice and it didn’t work I opened it and it’s a little bit rusty I cleaned
    it and it didn’t start any tips? 

  6. So i spilled water on a small part of my phone you cant really tell that i
    spilled anything on my phone but it wont turn back on do i need to get a
    new battery now ?

  7. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION CAN YOU USE WHITE SPIRIT INSTEAD OF
    RUBBING ALCOHOL
    THANKS 

  8. My iphone fell ito a bucket of water..Though it had only wet the upperpart
    it now has low quality display and green bars appear ………what should I
    do?any suggestions…

  9. Hi there. Thanks for all the effort and the tutorial. I had my phone
    dropped in saltwater. (Actually a leak in an underwater case). I followed
    all yours steps two days later to the damage. There was significant salt
    and corrosion inside the phone and the logic board had something that
    looked liked “burn marks” on one of the small respiration holes. The
    question is: Am I busted 100% or is there anything else I can try? As for
    now, I just want to recover the photos and videos. ¡Thanks!

  10. i dropped mine into the toilet a week or two ago and i immediately dried it
    with the hand dryer and about 2 hours later when i got home i put it in
    rice for a few days, is there any chance in fixing it?

  11. My iPhone 5s was dropped in my pool but it had a life proof case. but the
    thing is it should have been waterproof and now it won’t let me unlock and
    it shuts off and random times.. would this work? please let me know soon
    I’m getting worried I don’t want to have to get a new one it would cost a
    lot please let me know asap also the time frame was yesterday so 1day 

  12. My IPhone 5s fuctions right and everything but the service on my phone says
    no sercvice on and on pls help. It happen after it dropped in water with a
    lifeproof case.

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